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07-05-11, 06:44 PM   #1
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Healing: Addon Reviews

Healing: POPULAR ADDONS!
A pro and con list of the most popular healing addons.
Notes for Use:
Multiple catagories start and end with a colored line. White is just a separator.
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Click Based Healing
HEY THERE! Its a me, a Verttex. Today I am here to talk about the topic of click-based healing. This is a big topic so lets dive right into it. So as we have many addons to pick from, I will go ahead and list them out with pros and cons.

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Pros:
  • Easy to understand and configure.
  • Shows Debuffs, including Magic,Poison,Curse
  • Click Casting with modifer keys.
  • Widely popular with plugins to other UIs (like NUI)
  • SmartDispel and SmartRes
  • Most Downloads
Cons:
  • Not as configurable as Vuhdo/Grid/Others
  • Can freeze up and SmartDispel is sometimes broken.
  • Not easy for authors to make a plugin FOR the addon.
  • Has had problems in the past for layouts disappearing.

Verttex's Thoughts:
As it is the most used addon for click-casting, it is full featured and very easy to understand. After awhile of using it, you figure out you need something MORE featured

Final Rating:☻☻☻☺☺ or 3/5 faces.

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Pros:
  • VERY FEATURED!
  • Shows Debuffs, including Magic,Poison,Curse
  • Click Casting with modifer keys.
  • Widely popular with plugins to other UIs (like NUI)
  • SmartDispel and SmartRes
  • Able to do many more things than Healbot
Cons:
Verttex's Thoughts:
I used this addon for a long time healing raids and dungeons and battlegrounds. With my time with it I came to love it with the auto-change layouts and more catagories than Healbot.

Final Rating:☻☻☻☻☺ or 4/5 faces.
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Pros:
  • Simple and Basic, not as much as Healbot
  • Shows Debuffs, including Magic,Poison,Curse
  • Click Casting with modifer keys. WITH CLIQUE
    Originally Posted by Unkn
    Clique is not needed with Grid. You can easily make mouseover macros and you will never have to use Clique. That's how I've always done it, and it save you having to depend on yet another addon when patches hit.
  • Widely popular with plugins to other UIs (like NUI)
  • MANY MANY MANY Plugins to add to it.
  • MACROS! (with Clique)
Cons:
  • Really nothing. Just that Clique is needed and Clique has high memory usage.
    Originally Posted by Cladhaire View Post
    I'm the author of Clique. I've been the author of Clique from the day it was released. I have never once, in the entirety of the time that Clique has existed, had a single complaint about the memory usage of Clique. As the author, I would be interested in a single report you have from a single user, so I can work to address any shortcomings that might exist in the addon.

Verttex's Thoughts:
I used Grid for a little while until I switched back to Vuhdo. I still give it a solid rating for functionality.

Final Rating:☻☻☻☻☺ or 4/5 faces.
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Pros:
  • Easy to understand and configure.
  • Shows Debuffs, including Magic,Poison,Curse
  • NO CLICK CASTING, NO MODIFIER KEYS! ONLY BUTTONS :D
Cons:
  • Not as configurable as Vuhdo/Grid/Others
  • EARLY ALPHA!

Verttex's Thoughts:
I found this on curse (sorry guys, its currently only on there :( ) and immediately fell in love with the idea. I am a lazy healer so being able to use one hand is amazing :D

Final Rating:☻☻☻☺☺ or 3/5 faces.
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Hot Timers
In this section we will be reviewing the HOT and DOT timers used for healing.
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Pros:
  • Easy to understand and configure.
  • Shows all spells
  • Mostly made for druids but can be used for other classes.
  • Light-weight
  • Updated Often
Cons:
  • No multiple timers.
  • No way to filter.

Verttex's Thoughts:
Very well made addon. Currently use this in arenas for my healing priest.

Final Rating:☻☻☻☻☺ or 3/5 faces.
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Pros:
  • Cast Bar AND Cooldowns
  • Vertical
  • Nicely Configurable
  • Updated Often
Cons:
  • LUA Errors often
  • Can be hard to super configure it.

Verttex's Thoughts:
Don't use this one a lot.

Final Rating:☻☻☻☺☺ or 3/5 faces.
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General Addons
This topic is about the addons healers use that don't really compete with anyother addon.

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Decursive
NO IMAGE AVAILABLE BECAUSE DOLBY HATES ME :D
Pros:
  • Easy to use dispels using just two keys unless configured differently.
  • Updated Often
  • Nicely Configurable
  • Most healers use this is raids for easy dispels even if they aren't a needed thing for the fight.
Cons:
  • I currently don't like how the config menu is layed out.

Verttex's Thoughts:
I really didn't use this one until I got to a raid. During 5 mans unless it is NEEDED I wouldn't use it.

Final Rating:☻☻☻☻☺ or 3/5 faces.

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Last edited by Verttex : 07-06-11 at 08:33 PM. Reason: Added Stuff
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